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Biomimetic camouflage inspired by cephalopods

Phan, Long and Walkup, Ward G. and Gorodetsky, Alon A. (2013) Biomimetic camouflage inspired by cephalopods. In: 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts of Papers, April 7-11, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

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Cephalopods are known as the chameleons of the sea - they can alter their skin's coloration, pattern, texture, and reflectivity to blend into the surrounding environment. Despite much research effort, there are few known strategies (natural or artificial) for emulating the unique dynamic reflectivity and coloration of cephalopods. We have developed an approach to the fabrication of stimuli-responsive cephalopod-inspired thin films with emergent optical properties. We have furthermore enhanced the properties of such films through a synergistic combination of bioconjugate chem., bottom up self-assembly, and top down nanofabrication. Our findings hold significant implications for the development of reconfigurable biomimetic camouflage coatings.

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Walkup, Ward G.0000-0002-0385-6256
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:01 Nov 2013 17:52
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